A palette 20 years in the making – Urban Decay UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded: Review, Swatches & Makeup Looks

Urban Decay. They do it ALL THE TIME. A beauty junkie, especially a colour junkie like myself, will never be bored of the spectrum of shades the creative brand launches. Following the Vice Ltd palette last year, UD is upping the ante with the ultimate sequel to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary – UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded.
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Expect twenty (yes, XX shades of fun!) addictive shades that span the entire 20 years of history. It’s been a long time UD. You have done well and continues to outdo yourself! I have been a UD junkie for about 4 years now and I’ve never once looked back! You gotta love UD for its eyeshadows. Like bam, they blow your mind whenever you dip your brush into the pigments.
From vintage shades like Gash, Acid Rain and UV-B, to must-haves like Midnight Cowboy, Smog and Laced, it’s all here in UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded. In my opinion, you may be intimidated by the colours at first due to the vibrancy of the shades, trust me, they are wearable colours.
The 20 shades (L-R) are:
  • Suspend – greige brown matte | Oil Slick – black matte with silver micro-glitter
  • Roadstripe: iridescent white with blue-violet shift | Gash: metallic brick red
  • Midnight Cowboy: pink champagne shimmer with silver glitter | 501: deep metallic blue with copper micro-glitter
  • Shallow: pale taupe-silver satin | Laced: pinky-taupe matte
  • Hot Pants: pearly medium pink | Mildew: deep metallic green shimmer
  • Smog: deep coppery bronze shimmer | Misdemeanor: matte deep green-olive with green micro-shimmer
  • Freakshow: bright purple satin | Asphyxia: hyacinth shimmer with blue shift
  • Acid Rain: pale yellow-green shimmer with green shift | Moonflower: metallic rose gold with gold micro-shimmer
  • UV-B: bright blue with violet shift | Goldmine: bright metallic gold
  • Twice Baked: rich brown satin with gold micro-glitter | Anonymous: pale matte peachy cream

 

I can only say every shade is so pigmented and blendable I have nothing t complain about! There’s a matte shade for the crease, Laced, Anonymous for the brow bone, Oil Slick to smoke out anytime you want and Smog and Moonflower for everyday wear! What else can you ask for?
Here are all the shades, swatched without a primer. The only problem I had was 501 as it can take a bit more swatching to get the pigment appear smooth on the skin. However, it feels okay when it was being blended onto the skin with a brush.
For the purpose of showing you how versatile this palette is, I’ve done up 5 makeup looks using 4 shades in a column, from the first column right to the 5th one.
Can you see how versatile this look is? For me, rule of thumb whenever I see a shocking shade – put it on the lower lash line. Nothing ever goes wrong with doing that because it just gives a pop of colour on the eyes without being too over the top. 😉
This is a little bit more fun because of the violet shade, UV-B. I really enjoyed having UV-B on the lower lash line because the violet-blue gives life to the eyes!
On Fridays, this is the look to go for. Well, I mean it’s purple! Purple gives a super bright pop on the eyes and if you’re looking to attend a fun party, try having violet! The beautiful gold just gives an extra oomph to tired-looking eyes.
On Wednesdays, we wear pink! By far my favourite column. I never knew that Gash, the bright red, could be so wearable on the outer corner of the eyes. Pink can be a difficult colour to pull off because it might make your eyes look swollen, but pair that with a bit of brown and purple and it can give you an extra feminine touch to any outfit you have.
Oh yeah this is what I mean… I was wearing rocker chic, but the pink just makes me look oh-so-girly.
And the last, greens! Green is a universal shade that complements almost all skin tones. The most easy column to rock, simply blend the darker green on the outer corner and apply Midnight Cowboy on the lower lash line to brighten up the look.
Ever since I’ve played with this palette for this review, I’ve never switched it out though I’ve got a lot others to review. This shows how much I love the palette and how easy I can create everyday looks for work, even.
The Limited Edition Urban Decay UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded retails for SGD88 at Urban Decay boutiques and Sephora stores.
Create yourself and be gorgeous!
XOXO, Roanna.
 
Disclaimer: Products were provided by Urban Decay Singapore for consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It does contain information from the brand itself. I am NOT affiliated nor compensated by the brand.

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